The lilies that have been shot out of a fire station have caused a stir in the Alexandria area, sparking a local fire department to offer a reward for information.
The lilly shot was fired from a fire hydrant at the Alexandria Fire Station.
Firefighters were called to the station about 3:15 p.m.
Saturday to check on a lily plant.
The plants are often damaged by water.
The hydrant was leaking water, so they took it out.
The plant’s owner was told about the shooting and contacted the Alexandria Police Department.
The owner was in shock.
He said he had no idea it had been happening and said the plant was being destroyed, but he was glad someone took the time to call.
“This is a major loss for our department,” Alexandria Fire Chief Steve Pappas said.
“We are grateful that someone recognized the importance of the plant and contacted us.”
The Alexandria Fire Department said the lilies were shot by an unknown person who is believed to have been in a vehicle that left the area.
Fire crews and a private contractor were dispatched.
The Alexandria Police are on the scene.